Homeowner says Sarasota remodeler botched bedroom addition, didn’t pay subcontractors

Homeowner says Sarasota remodeler botched bedroom addition, didn’t pay subcontractors

Member complaint

I hired Stevar Construction of Sarasota to add a 10-foot addition that included a closet to my master bedroom and install hardwood flooring throughout my home.

It took nine months to complete the addition. The owner didn’t pay his subcontractors and three of them put liens on my home. I avoided one lien by paying the subcontractor and deducting the amount from the balance owed Stevar.

After I signed the contract with Stevar, I never saw the owner again. One of the boards on my flooring lifted. There’s a bump in the floor where the addition is, and if you drop a marble in the middle of the floor, it'll roll over to the wall. The workers didn't make the addition level with the existing floor.

I've tried contacting the company owner and the only response I got was an email that didn’t resolve the issue. I want him to reimburse me for the cost of repairing the roof to match the rest of the house, repairing the visible crack to the side of the house and leveling the floor, and to pay the subcontractor he owes $3,800, so he will remove the lien from my house.

Linda Smeenk, Venice

Status

Penalty box

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